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Women take charge as Certified Accountants, now 30% in India.

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TLDR:

• Female Chartered Accountancy qualifiers now make up 48% of pass-outs, with overall women CAs at 30%, up from 8% in 2000.

• Outsourcing of accounting and auditing to India has opened up new opportunities.

A recent report has shown a significant increase in female Chartered Accountants (CAs), with women now comprising 48% of qualifiers and holding a 30% overall representation, a significant rise from just 8% in 2000. The number of female CAs has surged along with the outsourcing of accounting and auditing to India, creating new prospects within the profession.

The attractive salary packages, averaging Rs 12.5 lakh for a fresher, along with the flexibility of course pursuit and affordable study costs, have made this field more appealing to women. The article also highlights the success of female candidates, noting that there are more women toppers among CA exams. The increasing number of women taking up this profession, as well as the growth opportunities within accounting and auditing in India, are seen as positive indicators for the future of women in finance and accountancy.

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